Meet the Experts

Meet the Experts

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It is important for our industry to create ample networking opportunities for mutual exchange and to catch up with colleagues and friends. We’ve grown the slate of programming to connect you with your peers onsite and online.

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Meet the Experts: Talks (onsite)

Attend Meet the Experts: Talks onsite to learn more about certain professions and work practices and also to expand your network and meet exciting DOK Industry guests. Recordings of the talks will be also available for online guests.

 

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Sales Agents

What can a sales agent do for your film? How to select a sales agent?

Sales agents share their professional experience, reveal what they are looking for when selecting documentaries for their slates and how they go about marketing them.

 

Moderator

Katharina Bergfeld, Flare Film, Germany

Panelists

Anna Berthollet, Lightdox, Switzerland
Kate Chapman, Journeyman Pictures, UK
Elisabeth Grund, Autlook Filmsales, Austria

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Impact Producing

What is Impact Producing?

Asking three different people you’ll probably hear three different answers to that question. In this panel, impact producers explain their strategies to take a film’s potential for prompting viewers to take action for a desired result and shine a light on nuances of impact producing.

 

Moderator

Mirjam Wiekenkamp, NOISE Film PR, Germany

Panelists

Khadidja Benouataf, Impact Social Club, France
Elisa May, Kern des Ganzen, Germany
Vivian Schröder. Good Pitch, Germany

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Alternative Distribution Models

Representatives of different organisations and companies present various – alternative – models to distributing and market documentaries – online and off.

 

Moderator

Zeynep Guzel, Filmmaker and Consultant, Germany

Panelists

Caroline Châtelet, Tënk, France
Abhishek Nilamber, Savvy Contemporary, Germany
Lysann Windisch MUBI GO, Germany

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Festivals & Markets

We invite our colleagues and friends representing festivals and markets in Leipzig to share the stage. The goal of the session is twofold: firstly, so you can meet and network with each other, and secondly to give filmmakers, producers and rights holders the chance to get to know what kinds of films and projects you’re looking for.

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British Pathé presents: Spotlight on Archive

Needing help with your archival docs? Sign up for some insider knowledge and the top 7 things you need to know. Join Monika Preischl, Stephen Maier, and Elizabeth Klinck for a revealing look behind the scenes.

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Zwei Frauen sitzen sich gegenüber an einem kleinen Café-Tisch und sind in ein Gespräch vertieft. Zwischen ihnen auf dem Tisch steht ein Schild mit der Aufschrift: Meet the Experts
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Meet the Experts: Meetings (online)

This format gives you plenty of chances for individual meetings with esteemed members of the documentary community and experts from the field. Expand your network, promote your upcoming projects and films, and get connected for future projects and collaborations. 

Prior registration is required. Please sign up for 10-minute online meetings by indicating the experts you wish to meet. Find out more about each expert on their profile pages in the Industry Guide. Participants will receive the meeting schedule and Zoom access shortly before the meeting session. Please note that it may not be possible to fulfill all your meeting requests due to limited availability.

The list of available experts and meeting request forms will be accessible shortly before the festival.

 

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Accredited guests welcome

Meet the Training Initiatives

Experts
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Themba Bhebhe
European Film Market Doc Toolbox Programme
Germany
Claudia Schreiner
Documentary Campus
Germany
Sarah Binetsch
Documentary Campus
Germany
Thomas Righetti
ZeLIG - School for Documentary
Italy
Maria Bonsanti
EURODOC
France
Biljana Tutorov
Wake Up Films / Circle
Serbia
Neda Milanova
Balkan Documentary Center (BDC)
Bulgaria

Sales & Distribution

Experts
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Aleksandra Derewienko
CAT&Docs
France
Anna Berthollet
Lightdox
Switzerland
James Webber
Dogwoof
UK
Joachim Kühn
RFF Real Fiction Filmverleih e.K.
Germany
Hanne Biermann
Deckert Distribution GmbH
Germany
Pamela Martinez
Limonero Films
UK
Elisabeth Grund
Autlook Filmsales
Austria
Diana Karklin
Rise and Shine World Sales
Germany

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British Pathé presents: Meet the Archives & Archive Researchers

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Experts
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Elizabeth Klinck
E Klinck Research
Canada
Archive Producer
www.elizabethklinck.com
Simon Witter
British Pathé Ltd.
UK
Business Development Manager
www.britishpathe.com
Monika Preischl
Bildfinderin
Germany
Archive Producer
www.bildfinderin.de
Kate Griffiths
Clearance Matters
UK
Archive Producer
www.linkedin.com/in/kate-griffiths-8aa7aa8/
Rich Remsberg
Atlas Films
USA
Archival Producer
www.atlasfilms.org
Vanessa Christoffers-Trinks
Recherche-Werkstatt
Germany
Archive Producer
www.recherche-werkstatt.de
Laura Tusi
Freelance
Argentina
Archive Producer and Researcher
www.linkedin.com/in/laura-tusi-850b8819/
Stephen Maier
Freelance
Germany
Archival Researcher and Producer
www.visual-researcher.com
Janne Gärtner
Archive Producer
Germany

Meet the Animation Professionals

Experts
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Vanessa Ciszewski
Luftkind Filmverleih, Katuh Studio
Germany
Distribution, Producer
Jon Frickey
Freelance Professional
Germany
Animation Director and Illustrator
Luce Grosjean
Miyu Distribution
France
Sales, Distribution
Mariam Kandelaki
KVALI XXI
Germany
Animation Director, Producer
Špela Čadež
Finta Film
Slovenia
Producer, Director, Cinematographer
Aline Helmcke
Animator
Germany
Annegret Richter
AG Animationsfilm
Germany
Karsten Matern
Producer, Freelance Professional
Germany

Meet the Commissioners & Producers

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DOK Industry is realised with the support of Creative Europe MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM) and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media upon a Decision of the German Bundestag.
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